30 April 2010
On 30 April 2010 Friedkin Conservation Fund anti-poaching personnel operating in the Muhesi and Kizigo Game Reserves joined forces with the regional Tanzanian Wildlife Division Anti-poaching Units, Rungwa Game Reserve Anti-poaching personnel, District Forestry personnel and Manyoni local police on an extended patrol in and around the Game Reserves.
A highly successful 2 week operation had the following results:
- 29 arrests
- 6 confiscated lorries
- Over $1,500 in fines
- 2057 hardwood timber planks
- 100 bags of charcoal
- 11 muzzle loader firearms
- 20 wildlife trophies valued at roughly $10,000 including one elephant tusk, one leopard skin and one lion skin
Congratulations to all involved and keep up the good work!